7/15/10

Foxy Ladies #13: The Women of Buck Rogers (Part 2)


Here it is, folks. The second part to my concise encyclopedia of babes from Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. Fans will notice that I don't include any from season two, which was total crap. Erin Grey was still there, but the sexy mojo was DOA by season two. That's okay, because, as you'll see, there's plenty to keep us happy in season one. Enjoy!


dorothy stratten
dorothy stratten

Dorothy Stratten as Miss Cosmos
Episode: "Cruise Ship to the Stars"
The murder of Playmate Dorothy Stratten has been the subject of two movies: Star 80 and Death of a Centerfold, starring Jamie Lee Curtis (who also appeared on Buck Rogers).

Tricia Noble
Tricia Noble

Trisha Noble as Sabrina
Episode: "Cruise Ship to the Stars"
Trisha was actually a very famous singer in Australia during her teenage years in the 1960s. She also seduced Ted Baxter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Kimberly Beck
Kimberly Beck

Kimberly Beck as Allison Michaels
Episode: "Cruise Ship to the Stars"
Kimberly is a fairly well known "Final Girl" for her appearances in several slasher movies, namely Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) as Corey Feldman's older sister.

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Morgan Brittany as Raylyn Derren
Episode: "Happy Birthday, Buck"
Morgan was a regular on Dallas as the character who (fans will remember) made an attempt to murder Bobby Ewing. These pictures may look familiar to those who read my post way back in January 2009, where I broke down an entire episode.

Eddie Benton
Eddie Benton

Eddie Benton as Stella Breed
Episode: "Twiki is Missing"
Eddie (in purple, center) is best known for her role in Sledge Hammer! in the 1980s.  I loved that show, and she was great in it.

Judith Chapman

Judith Chapman as Lara Tizian
Episode: "Olympiad"
Judith is a longtime soap opera veteran; she's been a daytime actress for over thirty years and has starred in numerous soaps.

Ann Lockhart

Anne Lockhart as Lela Markeson
Episode: "A Dream of Jennifer"
Anne is the daughter of June Lockhart, the mom on Lassie and Lost in Space.

Judy Landers
Judy Landers

Judy Landers as Joanna
Episode: "Space Rockers"
Judy needs no introduction - if you were old enough to remember the seventies, you remember the Landers Sisters (Judy and Audrey) - they were omnipresent in the late 70s - Vega$, The Love Boat, BJ and the Bear, etc. Maybe not the greatest actresses in the world, but they had other assets that more than compensated.

Nancy Frangione
Nancy Frangione

Nancy Frangione as Karana
Episode: "Space Rockers"

Elizabeth Stack as Vionne
Elizabeth Stack as Vionne

Elizabeth Stack as Vionne
Episode: "Buck's Duel to the Death"
Elizabeth is the daughter of Robert Stack (The Untouchables, Airplane!)

Kelly Miles as Chandar

Kelley Miles as Chandar
Episodes: "Flight of the War Witch", Part 1 & 2
Kelley is the daughter of famous actress, Vera Miles


...and last but not least - Erin Grey!

Erin Grey
Erin Grey
Erin Grey
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19 comments:

  1. Judy Landers was also on Match Game. Cute and bubbly, but her cow eyes sorta creeped me out.

    BTW, I think you missed a "were" betweeen "they" and "omnipresent".

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  2. Thanks, man. Error corrected.

    And, yeah, she was always on the bottom corner so the lecherous Raybern could ogle and flirt with her.

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  3. Anne-Marie Martin is the girl in purple (from Sledge Hammer). She also used to be married to author Michael Crichton.

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  4. Wasn't Landers in WOBR #1 also? I loved them. They did some modeling with cars also. I have one of them by a Mercury. I know there are others also.

    RetroHound.com

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  5. Truly a great couple of posts.

    Another idea might be to post a few images of the most egregious examples of Buck's "Space Crotch". Those spandex white pants really don't hide much.

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  6. number 2- I think she went by Eddie Benton when she was on Buck... right?

    Robert - Did I put her in WOBR #1? I don't know - I don't proofread my posts, that sounds too much like work.

    lonewolf - Yes, and his big hairy chest carpet also made a lot of appearances.

    Darius whiteplume - Your comment did not publish (no idea wtf) but point duly noted - Indeed, Hee Haw was Buck Rogers only rival in terms of jiggle factor .... although, Benny Hill may be the leader of them all.

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  7. OK, she wasn't in #1, so I must have seen her somewhere else yesterday.

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  8. Excellent posts. I guess I was too young to appreciate the wardrobe on the show, but this sure helps. And I never realized how many actresses had bit parts on it. Hopefully you can continue this series with other shows!

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  9. Reeooowl!I've alway thought that Buck Rogers is what Star Trek would've been if it were on in the late seventies.Small screen that is.Between the short skirts ands Gil Gerrard Shatner-Like machismo this is disco Star Trek.

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    1. OBloodyHellJanuary 12, 2014

      LOL "Disco Star Trek". Good line.

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  10. My favorite program and my favorite three girls, thanks for that.

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  11. What a cool blog!!!

    Love all the old Buck Rogers pics!

    :-)

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  12. When I was in college, I couldn't wait for the 25th century to get here....nothing but great looking women. I always envied Buck, having to choose between Col. Deering and Princess Ardulla....and never really seeming to be able to make up his mind.

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  13. Where is Markie Post, she was very nice.

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  14. Season one was so great...

    I know Anne Lockhart best from Battlestar Galactica.

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  15. AnonymousJune 15, 2012

    Buck...You were a SMUCK, Erin Grey (Wilma Deering) is the best you could have found in a thousand years. Maybe you should have stayed lost. Just in case you didn't get it Gil, you're a *&^%$!!!

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  16. OBloodyHellJanuary 12, 2014

    Well, FWIW, I'd point out a that BR was a Glen Larson production. A lot of starlets were found on these shows, they all had similar formulas -- a hunky alpha male guy and a steady stream of hot babes in peril.
    BJ and the Bear, KnightRider were two others of his, IIRC. If you sought eye candy, you always looked at the TV Guide for the starlet of the week on those shows.

    Click on that link -- Larson produced a HUGE percentage of prime time TV in the 70s and 80s, you'll probably be surprised at how many shows his company produced, mostly with similar formulas and small "twists" -- like Cover Up (notable as one of the few instances of poor weapon handling getting a star, Jon Erik Hexum, killed).

    The Fall Guy was another of Larson's, though it had marginally less focus on starlets with its own resident starlet, Heather Thomas (and managed, once in a while, to get Markie Post into a bikini, too).

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  17. OBloodyHellJanuary 12, 2014

    P.S., I particularly like Erin Grey, too, but her one flaw was that you pretty much had to pleat her chest to get any cleavage. Most guys have bigger tits. :-D

    But those eyes and that smile could light up a room all by themselves.

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  18. Thanks for bringing back some great women and refreshing my memory ! great blog!!

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